Irwin S. Evans

Irwin S. Evans

Of Counsel
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
213-955-9500 Ext.1138
Fax:
213-955-9511
Email:


Irwin S. Evans practices personal injury defense, commercial litigation, product liability, breach of warranty, and insurance defense. He also acts as special panel counsel in matters involving police misconduct, injuries due to municipal transportation (vehicular and rail), and school district liability.

Mr. Evans has tried in excess of 170 cases. His insurance defense cases have involved auto accidents, slip and fall, injuries using various instrumentalities, and mold exposure. He has tried cases involving breach of contract representing many industries, individuals, and class actions. Mr. Evans' product liability and breach of warranty experience includes trying cases on behalf of automobile manufactures alleging sudden acceleration, fire damage to vehicle and persons, mechanical failure, restraint issues, chemical inhalation, press brake failure, and vehicle trailer design. He has represented automobile manufacturers in all breach of warranty cases for five Southern California counties.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Evans was partner at the firms of Atkins & Evans LLP; Cochran, Atkins & Evans; and Lenoir, Young & Evans. He was also Senior Trial Deputy for the City Attorney's Office for the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Evans has served as an evaluator for the Auerback Corporation, evaluating legal service programs for the Western Continental United States and Hawaii. He has also served as a lecturer for the Model Neighborhood Commission on Justice and as the advisor of Minority Businesses for I.M.P.A.C.

Mr. Evans is past president of the California Association of Black Lawyers, past chairman of the Personal Injury & Commercial Litigation section of the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section, and former member of the Board of Directors of the National Bar Association. He is a former member of the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, which evaluates persons under consideration by the governor for appointment to the bench in all courts in California. Mr. Evans is currently a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. He has lectured extensively on personal injury litigation and law office management for the California and Nevada Bar Associations.

He received his B.A. in Sociology from California State University of Los Angeles and his J.D. at Loyola University. In law school, Mr. Evans was a finalist in the Moot Court Honors Competition and was awarded the Bancroft-Whitney Award in Corporations. Mr. EvansMr. Evans is a member of the Los Angeles County, American Bar, and National Bar Associations, as well as the California Association of Black Lawyers and the Defense Research Institute ( DRI). Mr. Evans is admitted to practice in the State of California, the California Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals NinthCircuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Tort/Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Employment

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1965
    • Honors: Finalist in the Moot Court Honors Competition
    • Honors: Awarded the Bancroft-Whitney Award in Corporations
  • California State University, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1960
    • Major: Sociology

Representative Clients

  • City of L. A. Department of Airports
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Ford Motor Company

References

  • Wells Fargo Bank

Classes/Seminars

  • Starting & Nurturing a Law Practice, Nevada Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Day to Day Case/Time Management, California Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • Selection and Designation of Expert Witnesses
  • Law Office Management for Small Firms for California State Bar: Nevada State Bar
  • Lecturer, Model Neighborhood Commission on Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Lawren Miller Award, California Association of Black Womens, 1990 - Present
  • Presidential Award, National Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Inducted into the National Bar Associations Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into The John M. Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Community Service Award
  • Commendations from the Congress of the United States, State of California, City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Association of Black Lawyers, President, 1988 - 1989
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1987 - 1989
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member, 1988 - 1989
  • National Bar Association, Member, 1988 - 1989
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, Member, 1969 - 1970
  • National Bar Association, Budget Committee, Member
  • California Central District, Judge Magistrates Merit Selection Committee, Member
  • Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee of the State Bar of California, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Los Angeles, Deputy City Attorney, 1966 - 1969
  • Atkins & Evans LLP, Partner
  • Cochran, Atkins & Evans, Partner
  • Lenoir, Young & Evans, Partner
  • City Attorney's Office for the City of Los Angeles, Senior Trial Deputy
  • Auerback Corporation, Evaluator
  • Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, LLP, Partner
  • Minority Businesses for I.M.P.A.C, Advisor

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Alpha Delta